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Review of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
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Entry to Lincoln Cathedral including Floor Tour
Ranked #1 of 96 things to do in Lincoln
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles' - John Ruskin Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. Remigius, the Bishop who built the earliest part of the Cathedral in the Norman style, came over with William the Conqueror. Later, in Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. Everywhere you look there is the most intricate detail, walls, roofs elaborated by the finest carving. From the time of the death of the saintly Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Avalon who so lovingly restored the Cathedral after an earthquake in the 12th century, thousands of people have come on pilgrimage to this place of pilgrimage, holiness and prayer. In 1215 another Hugh Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was present at Runnymede along with Lincolnshire's Cardinal Archbishop Stephen Langton. When King John agreed to the barons' demands, copies of Magna Carta were made and distributed to sheriffs and cathedrals throughout England. Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta is one of only four from the original distribution still in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of its city.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a look and paying to enter.

Almost nothing is out of bounds which is nice! Would have loved to be able to get to the passages up in the roof as I am nosey like that but all in all a nice wander!

Thank Ismail J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

What can i say but wow. The building dominates the skyline as you drive into lincoln and is even more awe inspiring when you go inside.
The shear size of the place is outstanding and the architecture out if this world. You wonder how they built such an impressive place all those centuries ago. The people who run and maintain the place are all very helpful obliging and knowledgeable they take to tgeir work with true passion .
Thoroughly recommend a visit

Thank James O
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Diane & visited on Good Friday as part of a National Holidays break and were appalled to learn the cost of a combined cathedral/castle admission (bearing in mind our "local" - Durham - is free!). To add insult to injury we found the cathedral closed to tourists until 3pm - not an issue as we were admitted to light a candle and were totally underwhelmed! Equally, we found the castle disappointing, it seemed simply to be set up as a money-making exercise.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my son travelled from Bolton to the Paschal Vigil held on every Easter Saturday. As a pilgrimage.A total round trip of 250 miles.
To those Christians who have never attended the vigil . I must say that Lincoln Cathedral is the place to attend to worship.
The vigil is held from 8pm Easter Saturday evening. The first part of the service is held by candlelight. Has all the congregation light their own candles from the flame of the Paschal candle. The second part of the service is the Baptism and confirmation of new and existing Church members. The final part of the service is the Eucharist.
To attend this service is like being transported back hundreds of years in time. So you in a way can sense all those in the centuries past ,who have gathered to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank Capn B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful Cathedral this is. A visit on Good Friday meant services were on but you were still able to go in. Amazing architecture & detail to the building. A 20p coin will help you find the famous Lincoln imp & the building is heated which was good on a cold day. Definitely a must see site if visiting Lincoln.

Thank snod
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